Cooking Class: Soul Cooking: Fried Chicken & Carrot Cake
Southern soul food is the embodiment of American home cooking. In this hands-on cooking class, Chef Shelley brings family recipes — secret ingredients and all — to teach you how to prepare a soul food spread to make any Southern grandmother proud.
You will begin with a family recipe for red bliss potato salad featuring a secret ingredient that takes this classic soul food dish to a whole new level. You will also make cornflake chicken and waffles with real maple syrup and an innovative carrot cake with pineapple, coconut, pecans and olive oil — sans sugar!
Red Bliss Potato Salad
Cornflake-Dipped Chicken With Waffles
Homemade Carrot Cake
With pineapple instead of sugar
- Minimum Guests 2
- Maximum Guests 8
- Event Duration 3 hours
- Activity Level
- LabelsCouples, Group, Singles, Gourmet, Date Night
- This is a BYOB venue and alcoholic beverages are not available for sale. You are welcome to bring beer and wine to enjoy during class.
Classpop! guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Shelley
27 Apr 2023
Chef Shelley provided a really high energy and fun atmosphere for our cooking class. From the second we walked in she had us dancing! Her place was nice and organized—perfect for hosting a class like this. Thanks chef!
13 Apr 2023
I recently attended a cooking class that was a complete disaster. The chef leading the class was incredibly disorganized and unprofessional, which made for an extremely frustrating experience. To begin with, the chef didn't seem to have any regard for the dietary restrictions of some of the guests. Despite being informed in advance, the chef continued to use ingredients that were not suitable for everyone, which was extremely disappointing and showed a complete lack of consideration. The chef separated the class into two groups. However, towards the end, the chef mixed the ingredients together. This was not dietarily suitable for some members of the class. Furthermore, the chef was not professional in the slightest. During the class, the chef took a personal phone call, which was incredibly distracting and made it difficult to concentrate on the lesson. It was clear that the chef was not invested in teaching the class and didn't care about the participants' experience. What's more, instead of allowing us to do all of the cooking ourselves, the chef cooked the majority of the food. This meant that we didn't get the hands-on experience that we were expecting and ended up feeling like we were just watching the chef cook. To make matters worse, the chef was negative towards one of the guests, which created an uncomfortable atmosphere for everyone. It was clear that the chef lacked the people skills necessary to effectively lead a cooking class. Overall, I was extremely disappointed with the class. The chef's lack of organization, disregard for dietary restrictions, unprofessional behavior, and negative attitude, coupled with the fact that we didn't get to do much cooking ourselves, made for a terrible experience.
11 Apr 2023
It was a great class. Chef Shelley taught us all about creole and Cajun cooking. The meal was delicious!
$ 99 Per person
all-inclusive: 3-hour class, meal and taxes.
Event location: Washington, D.C.
Exact location is provided after booking.
Meet your chef
Chef Shelley is a professional chef, cooking instructor and event planner with over 30 years of experience. Her professional background is impressive and diverse. She has cooked for many celebrities and well-known dignitaries throughout her career. She is the former owner of a popular Brooklyn restaurant and has hosted many dining events. Chef Shelley also specializes in a wide array of cooking classes for children and adults.
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